This was The Beatles' seventh of 48 nights at Hamburg's Star-Club, the city's newest rock 'n' roll venue.
The Beatles played three separate residencies at the club in 1962. This was the first, and saw the group perform for a total of 172 hours over seven weeks. Their only night off was Good Friday, 20 April.
It was The Beatles' third residency in a Hamburg club within two years, and followed a series of shows at the Indra, the Kaiserkeller and the Top Ten Club.
This was also the date of Stuart Sutcliffe's funeral in Huyton, Merseyside. The Beatles did not attend; nor did they send flowers. Cynthia Powell (later Lennon) did go, as did Stuart's closest art school friend Rod Murray.